Changing Tastes – How Fickle are we as readers?

So I recently turned 30 and although I’m very much looking forward to my 30’s I have been very introspective about how much I’ve changed over the past 10 yrs or so. One area that I’ve noticed a particular change in over the years is my reading tastes. Looking back over my shelves they are […]

Multitasking – The Pros and Cons of working on multiple manuscripts

So, I currently have two manuscripts on the go. One is a complete manuscript which I am working hard on rewriting and editing, the other is the second half of the manuscript that I began as part of NaNoWriMo in November. Since then I’ve been trying to keep thingsĀ moving forward on both of them. I’m […]

When Writing Clashes with the Day Job

Recently, for the first time since I started writing I have found that my day job is taking so much of my time and effort that I am physically struggling to fit in time to write more than a couple of sentences a day as I am going to bed. I’d be very interested to […]

Writing Courses – Time well spent or dangerous time suck?

For me the question of whether to sign up for further writing courses has always been a sticky one. Should I be devoting the time to doing exercises for a new course or should I be working on my manuscript and trying to get closer to having something that is in a state which I […]

Going it alone

I’m not afraid to say that I’ve been going through a bit of a slump in writing terms recently, I’ve managed to get myself back on track but things have been so busy and I’ve been feeling so on edge that fitting my usual writing time in simply hadn’t been happening. Its not the first […]

Getting it Wrong – The dreaded rewrite

Most of us when setting out to write our first novel are well aware that what we are going to produce will not be the final version; some editing is going to be required along the way. But do we set out knowing just how much work that is going to involve? I don’t think […]

My NaNoWriMo 2013

It being November I, like any other budding writers, have been throwing myself into the craziness that is NaNoWriMo. (National Novel Writing Month) For those of you who haven’t discovered it yet, its runs online every November and any one can sign up and the aim is to write 50,000 words of a new novel […]